Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel

Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year?

My sister has a big collection of coins from all over the world. After seeing this challenge, I whisked to her and asked for her box. After receiving a raised eye-brow, I finally managed to get my hands on a Canadian coin. But as luck would have it, it was a 1996 coin. I was just 3 years old at the time, and don’t remember anything.

I tried my luck again and picked another coin, this one dating 1987… woah!

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Daily Prompt: Nightmare!

This nightmare came to me 3 weeks ago (the latest I can remember at the moment)

In my nightmare I saw myself sleeping in a sprawled position. You know, all the limbs miles apart. Then, as if viewing all this from a camera, the “scene” zoomed out, and I saw a huge cloaked figure standing hunched over me, as if trying to get a better look. Everything was still, as if a screenshot taken to advertise a new upcoming film. After what seemed likes ages the “camera” shook violently and I woke up, only to find myself lying in the exact same position. What’s more, in my nightmare I saw my water bottle fallen on the ground, and when I woke up it was in the exact same place.

It gave me the creeps. Did it to you?

Daily Prompt: Cupid’s Arrow!

It’s Valentine’s Day, so write an ode to someone or something you love. Bonus points for poetry!

Today is V-Day. Something I still haven’t found the logic behind to. I guess it’s just me. Anyway, today V-Day, tomorrow B-Day. That’s right, it’s my father’s 57th birthday tomorrow, and here’s a poem I wrote for him. Enjoy!

A personality of impressive value

A man with resolute virtues

A man with a walk that brings shame

To the walk of John Wayne

A man in all senses rational

Logical, humble and intelligent

Words that are rich; voice that’s resonant

The man’s capable of putting a halt to any argument

The man’s eyes are full of love

Calmer than a sea; peaceful than a dove

The man’s smile is full and wide

But the man’s biggest pride

Is his impressive beard

A beard money can’t buy

It boasts experience and a character of high

A true gentleman today

A true gentleman tomorrow

May his mighty soul never falter

I’m proud to have this affable man as my father!

Happy 57th, dad!

Daily Prompt: All About Me

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

My Blog title isn’t flashy, isn’t easily persuasive, isn’t catchy because: I’m not like that. I’m somewhat Spartan. I like keeping things simple and to the point.

Instead of taking cool names / titles from cool movies or novels, I instead chose my own real name because my Blog is about me. If I assume a fake / unreal identity then I’m hiding behind a shadow, and that’s not who I’m all about. Sure, that works in video games, but not here.

By putting my name in the title I’m saying to everyone who is viewing my Blog that this guy is responsible for everything he is Blogging. This guy is like this offline as well. So, there really is no secret behind the title.

The sub-title, however, is a mock reference to the 70’s Spider-Man TV show. If you remember that one cheesy, badly delivered “classic” quote, then you’ll be able to put 2 and 2 together.

Daily Prompt: Whoa!

Whoa! What’s the Most Surreal Experience You’ve Had?

There are two, and here they are:

1) The day promised to start out as any another. Had I known it would play a cruel trick on me, I would’ve been more aware, more alert. I got up and did the usual; bathroom, brush my teeth, made noodles and tea, switch on the laptop etc… Halfway through the film I kept hearing a distinct sound of a cat meowing. Thinking it must be coming from the outside, I ignored it. As soon as I picked up my tea mug to drink it, a white Persian cat quickly leapt onto the table, on the exact spot where the mug was prior. For several minutes I kept staring at it, totally in a daze, flabbergast. I didn’t know what to do. It was then my sister walked in and announced we had bought ourselves a pet cat yesterday while I was sleeping. Boy, didn’t see it coming at all! 🙂

2) This happened when I was probably around 13-14 years old. I was playing cricket with my friends, and I was the catcher. I was standing near the boundary line. Since we were making a lot of noise, many of the people were watching us through their apartment windows. Suddenly, before I even knew what was happening, the ball was flying towards me. My team-mates were shouting at me to catch it. I jumped in the air and caught the ball and fell on the rocky ground. When I got up, bruised and bloody, I was expecting cheers and congratulatory hugs, but none came. They kept staring at me as if I had done something unusual. In fact, I had done something unusual. You see, I had somehow managed to do a backward somersault in the air and land on the ground on my butt. I still to this day have no idea how I did it, how it happened, but I do remember everyone running towards me and congratulating me on that “cool stunt”…. Surreal? You bet your trousers it was!